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- Explore the stages of the public policy process, including policy formation and implementation.
- Detail various kinds of U.S. public policy.
- Discuss the Democratic and Republican stances on U.S. education policies.
- Provide examples of social insurance programs.
- Study the history of public assistance programs in America.
1. The Public Policy Process: Problem Recognition, Policy Formation & Policy Implementation
Good public policy is grounded in a sound policy making process. In this lesson, you'll learn about the rational-comprehensive model of policy formation and the steps involved in using it. A short quiz follows the lesson.
2. Types of Public Policy in the United States
'What should the government do about it?' This is a fundamental public policy question, and the scope of 'it' continues to expand in our modern society. In this lesson, you'll learn about different types of public policy in the United States.
3. Republican & Democratic Beliefs on Education in the United States: Similarities & Differences
Democrats and Republicans agree that the future success of the United States lies in an effective education system. However, while they agree on the overall goal, the two parties disagree about the best policies to accomplish it. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the education policy perspectives of each party.
4. Social Insurance Programs: Definition, Types & Examples
Social insurance programs constitute the largest expenditure in the federal budget. In this lesson, you'll learn about social insurance, and we'll also take a look at the major federal social insurance programs. A short quiz follows the lesson.
5. Public Assistance Programs: Origins, Development, Types & Examples
Poverty is still a serious problem in the United States and would be even more so but for various federal and state public assistance programs. In this lesson, you'll learn about what a public assistance program is and types of programs.
6. Patient Protection Measures: Patient's Bill of Rights, Good Samaritan Laws & Informed Consent
In this lesson, you will learn about three patient protection measures: Patient's Bill of Rights, Good Samaritan laws, and informed consent. It's a good idea to learn about your rights before something happens. It may not be as cut and dried as you think.
7. SBAR in Nursing Communication: Format & Examples
In this lesson you will learn how nurses can effectively communicate with doctors and other members of the healthcare team about patient problems using the SBAR model.
8. Secondary Prevention: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you're going to learn about the concept of secondary prevention through its definition and several concrete examples of its uses and intentions.
9. The Health Care Delivery System: The US and Worldwide
This lesson looks at the terms health care delivery system and universal health care and what each means. It also discusses health outcomes in the United States in comparison with some other industrialized countries.
10. Understanding Nurse Practice Acts: Definition and Impact
This lesson gives an overview of Nurse Practice Acts. It takes a short look at the history leading up to enactment of Nurse Practice Acts, defines Nurse Practice Acts, and Boards of Nursing.
11. What Is a Patient Advocate? - Definition & Training
Patient advocates fill a role in healthcare that has become progressively more important as the industry grows more complex. In this lesson, you will learn what a patient advocate does, what type of training is needed, and where patient advocates work.
12. What is a Pre-Existing Condition? - Definition & Laws
In this lesson you will learn the definition of a pre-existing condition and observe how pre-existing conditions affected health care coverage prior to the Affordable Care Act. We will also look at how the law handles pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act.
13. What Is a Primary Care Physician? - Definition & Shortage
After reading this lesson, you should better understand what exactly a primary care physician is. In addition to understanding the type of medical care delivered by these professionals, you will better grasp the reasons for an expected shortage in their field.
14. What Is a Standing Order? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson you will learn about a medical term called a standing order, including what it means and how it is used collaboratively between nurses and physicians to improve efficiency and meet the needs of their patients.
15. What Is Case Management? - Definition & Role in Healthcare
This lesson will describe what case management is and how it is utilized by health professionals. The importance of this practice within healthcare will also be discussed.
16. What Is JCAHO? - Definition, Accreditation Standards & Requirements
In this lesson you will learn the definition of JCAHO as well as the definitions of the terms accreditation and standards as they apply to healthcare organizations. We will look at examples of standards and requirements used in accreditation.
17. What Is Managed Care? - Definition, History & Systems
This healthcare lesson will define managed care in an understandable format, providing a brief history and giving a description of the three basic delivery systems, or insurance plan options.
18. What Is Medicare? - Definition, Eligibility & Coverage
Let's take a look at what Medicare is and how U.S. workers qualify for coverage. In this lesson, we will also look at the four parts of Medicare and discuss what benefits these parts provide for patients.
19. What Is Medication Reconciliation? - Definition & Process
In this lesson you will learn five steps in medication reconciliation, the medical professionals who use the process and why it is important to follow for patient safety.
20. What Is OASDI? - Definition & Benefits
Have you ever seen the letters OASDI on a paycheck? It's better known as Social Security. Let's take a look at what this program is and what benefits it offers.
21. What is Preventive Care? - Definition, Benefits, Importance & Examples
The ancient Roman poet Virgil once said, 'The Greatest Wealth is Health.' These words still ring true today. Much like money, health is an investment. The following overview will discuss preventive care and its benefits, and will be followed by a short quiz.
22. What is Tertiary Prevention? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about a category of prevention in health care called tertiary prevention. You will also go over examples of tertiary prevention used to help prevent cardiac disease in community health and population based nursing.
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